Final Thoughts

Final Thoughts

Written by John Packard


We have selected the hotel we will be using for our next Steel 101 workshop (January 20-21, 2014). The hotel will be the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina and we have a great off-season rate. We should have more details on the hotel and have the reservations system set up by the middle of this week. The workshop will include a tour of the Nucor Berkeley steel mill. Details and registration are on our website.

We will begin a new flat rolled steel market survey first thing Monday morning, October 20th. Invitations should go out at approximately 8 AM ET. If you receive an invitation please take a couple of moments to click on the link to the questionnaire which is housed on SurveyMonkey.com website. We will keep the survey open until Thursday afternoon. Those who complete our questions will get a link to our Power Point presentation on Friday afternoon. Also, those of you who are Premium level members will also have the survey Power Point available on our website by Friday afternoon of this week.

Please note that I am traveling beginning early Monday morning and I will return to my office on Thursday afternoon. I will be attending an Energy Conference at LSU in Louisiana and visiting a company we are working with on a private consulting workshop on sales. I should be reachable by email, my cell phone or through my office: 800-432-3475.

I am curious to see what company will be the first one referenced as a referral on a new account. Will it be yours?

As always your business is truly appreciated by all of us here at Steel Market Update.

John Packard, Publisher

 

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Last week was a newsy one for the US sheet market. Nucor’s announcement that it would publish a weekly HR spot price was the talk of the town – whether that was in chatter among colleagues, at the Boy Scouts of America Metals Industry dinner, or in SMU’s latest market survey. Some think that it could Nucor's spot HR price could bring stability to notoriously volatile US sheet prices, according to SMU's latest steel market survey. Others think it’s too early to gauge its impact. And still others said they were leery of any attempt by producers to control prices.